On Saturday night, members of Youngstown State University’s Greek Life channeled their inner pop stars on the Stambaugh Auditorium stage for the 61st Greek Sing.
Each year, the Greek Life committee and co-chairs pick a theme for the night. This year, it was “Now! That’s What I Call Greek Sing,” a parody on the “Now! That’s What I Call Music” anthology.
Carrie Anderson, Panhellenic adviser, said this year’s theme was fun for everyone. “The chapters got to use some of the newer stuff and also the oldies, since the series has such a wide range of years,” she said.
Members of each chapter chose four of the series’ 45 volumes to decide what songs to incorporate into their routines. Performances ranged from ‘90s-style renditions of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake to Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”
Drew Webster, Interfraternity Council member, said the IFC performed “Macho Man” by the Village People.
“I feel like our performance showed we can laugh at each other and not be so serious all the time,” he said.
Webster’s group did not win, but he said the performance helped IFC become more transparent to the Greek community.
Overall winners of the night included Zeta Tau Alpha, who wowed the crowd with basket tosses, a glow-in-the-dark dance routine and tumbles across the stage. This is the sorority’s sixth consecutive year winning the competition.
Alpha Phi Delta, whose selections included music from One Direction and Fatboy Slim, won among the fraternities. They also won Fraternity of the Year honors.
Mike Koziorynsky, a Greek Life co-chair and an Alpha Phi Delta brother, said winning Greek Sing twice and the Fraternity of the Year award is just the start for Alpha Phi Delta.
“We are all just really proud of our chapter,” Koziorynsky said. “Last year was the first time we have won Greek Sing since 1953 and this year, we have won Fraternity of the Year. Our hard work really has paid off.”
Ashley Milligan, an Alpha Omicron Pi sister, said although her sorority did not win, it is a great way to bond with her sorority sisters.
“I think all the practices and the performance really brought us a lot closer,” Milligan said. “Win or lose, everyone has a lot of fun in the end.”